Dr Stephen Childe
Profiles

Dr Stephen Childe

Associate Professor in Business Management & Operations

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Qualifications

Dr Stephen Childe is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at Plymouth Business School, Plymouth,UK.  He is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of IFIP Working Group 5.7 "Advances in Production Management Systems".  He was formerly a Vice-Chairman of the UK Institution of Operations Management and is the Editor of the international journal "Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations" which addresses operations management in all sectors,especially focussing on research that addresses or identifies problems experienced in industry.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Blome C & Luo Z 2018 'Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study' IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management PEARL
Jeble S, Dubey R, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Roubaud D & Prakash A 2018 'Impact of Big Data & Predictive Analytics Capability on Supply Chain Sustainability' International Journal of Logistics Management, The , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ & Papadopoulos T 2018 'Skills needed in supply chain - human agency and social capital analysis in third party logistics' Management Decision , DOI PEARL
Childe SJ 2018 'Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry' International Journal of Operations and Production Management PEARL
Luo Z, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R, childe S & Papadopoulos T 2017 'ANTECEDENTS OF LOW CARBON EMISSIONS SUPPLY CHAINS' International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 9, (5) 707-727 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Wamba SF, Gunasekaran A, Akter S, Ren SJ-F, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2017 'Big data analytics and firm performance: Effects of dynamic capabilities' Journal of Business Research , DOI PEARL
Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Dubey R, Wamba SF, Childe SJ, Hazen B & Akter S 2017 'Big data and predictive analytics for supply chain and organizational performance' Journal of Business Research 70, 308-317 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Luo Z, Wamba SF & Roubaud D 2017 'Can big data and predictive analytics improve social and environmental sustainability?' Technological Forecasting and Social Change , DOI
Childe S 2017 'Case studies in the management of operations' Production Planning & Control , DOI
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Hazen B, Giannakis M & Roubaud D 2017 'Examining the effect of external pressures and organizational culture on shaping performance measurement systems (PMS) for sustainability benchmarking: Some empirical findings' International Journal of Production Economics 193, 63-76 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Hazen B & Roubaud D 2017 'Examining Top Management Commitment to TQM Diffusion using Institutional and Upper Echelon Theories' International Journal of Production Research Publisher Site , DOI
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Helo P, Papadopoulos T, Childe SJ & Sahay BS 2017 'Explaining the Impact of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems on Environmental Performance: the role of top management and organizational culture' Journal of Cleaner Production , DOI PEARL
Ji-fan Ren S, Fosso Wamba S, Akter S, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2017 'Modelling quality dynamics on business value and firm performance in big data analytics environment' International Journal of Production Research PEARL
Childe SJ 2017 'Sustainable Production Framework for Cement Manufacturing Firms: a Behavioural Perspective' Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Childe SJ, Shibin KT & Fosso Wamba S 2017 'Sustainable supply chain management: framework and further research directions' Journal of Cleaner Production 142, (2) 1119-1130 , DOI PEARL
Childe SJ, Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Luo Z & Roubaud D 2017 'Upstream Supply Chain Visibility and Complexity Effect on Focal Company's Sustainable Performance: Indian Manufacturers' Perspective' Annals of Operations Research , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T & Fosso Wamba S 2017 'World Class Sustainable Supply Chain Management: critical review and further research directions' International Journal of Logistics Management , DOI PEARL
Mishra D, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T & Childe SJ 2016 'Big Data and supply chain management: a review and bibliometric analysis' Annals of Operations Research , DOI PEARL
Shibin KT, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Childe SJ, Dubey R & Singh T 2016 'Energy sustainability in operations: an optimization study' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , DOI PEARL
Akter S, Fosso Wamba S, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2016 'How to improve firm performance using big data analytics capability?' International Journal of Production Economics , DOI PEARL
Mani V, Agarwal R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2016 'Social sustainability in the supply chain: Construct development and measurement validation' Ecological Indicators 71, 270-279 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Wamba SF & Papadopoulos T 2016 'The impact of big data on world-class sustainable manufacturing' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 84, (1-4) 631-645 , DOI PEARL
Papadopoulos T, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R, Altay N, Childe SJ & Fosso-Wamba S 2016 'The role of Big Data in explaining disaster resilience in supply chains for sustainability' Journal of Cleaner Production , DOI
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Wamba SF & Song M 2016 'Towards a theory of sustainable consumption and production: Constructs and measurement' RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING 106, 78-89 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Altay N, Childe SJ & Papadopoulos T 2016 'Understanding employee turnover in humanitarian organizations' Industrial and Commercial Training 48, (4) 208-214 , DOI PEARL
Mishra D, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Dubey R, Papadopoulos T & Fosso Wamba S 2016 'Vision, applications and future challenges of Internet of Things: A bibliometric study of the recent literature' Industrial Management & Data Systems , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Fosso Wamba S & Papadopoulos T 2015 'Enablers of Six Sigma: contextual framework and its empirical validation' Total Quality Management & Business Excellence 1-27 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T & Childe SJ 2015 'Green supply chain management enablers: Mixed methods research' Sustainable Production and Consumption 4, 72-88 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A & Childe SJ 2015 'The design of a responsive sustainable supply chain network under uncertainty' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 80, (1-4) 427-445 , DOI
2014 '25 is a milestone figure' Production Planning & Control 25, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Maddern H, Smart PA, Maull RS & Childe S 2014 'End-to-end process management: implications for theory and practice' Production Planning & Control 25, (16) 1303-1321 , DOI
Errington M & Childe SJ 2013 'A business process model of inspection in remanufacturing' Journal of Remanufacturing 3, (1) 7-7 , DOI
Alexander AT & Childe SJ 2013 'Innovation: a knowledge transfer perspective' Production Planning & Control 24, (2-3) 208-225 , DOI
Childe SJ 2012 'A new schedule for PPC' Production Planning & Control 23, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Antony J, Gijo E & Childe S 2012 'Case study in Six Sigma methodology: manufacturing quality improvement and guidance for managers' Production Planning & Control 23, (8) 624-640 , DOI
Childe SJ 2011 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 22, (4) 335-335 , DOI
Childe SJ 2011 'Case studies in operations management' Production Planning & Control 22, (2) 107-107 , DOI
Childe SJ 2011 'What are the hot topics in the management of operations?' Production Planning & Control 22, (7) 611-611 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 21, (3) 249-249 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'Do managers learn from experience?' Production Planning & Control 21, (5) 427-427 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'How can we manage the repair of more used products?' Production Planning & Control 21, (7) 651-652 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'New knowledge for environmental improvements' Production Planning & Control 21, (8) 723-723 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'Twenty years of PPC' Production Planning & Control 21, (1) 1-2 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'A vision of sustainability' Production Planning & Control 20, (8) 665-665 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'Activities at the end of life' Production Planning & Control 20, (1) 1-2 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 20, (3) 191-191 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'Operations management research agenda' Production Planning & Control 20, (5) 383-384 , DOI
Childe SJ 2008 'An operations view of recession' Production Planning & Control 19, (8) 723-724 , DOI
2008 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 19, (3) 197-197 , DOI
Childe SJ 2008 'Managers of networks?' Production Planning & Control 19, (6) 545-546 , DOI
2008 'Worlds of operations management' Production Planning & Control 19, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Ijomah WL & Childe SJ 2007 'A model of the operations concerned in remanufacture' International Journal of Production Research 45, (24) 5857-5880 , DOI
Childe SJ 2007 'Best paper award' Production Planning & Control 18, (4) 273-273 , DOI
2007 'Can operations managers save the world?' Production Planning & Control 18, (2) 73-73 , DOI
2007 'From product specialist to management of production operations' Production Planning & Control 18, (3) 171-171 , DOI
2007 'How should we organise our companies?' Production Planning & Control 18, (5) 365-366 , DOI
Childe SJ 2007 'Operations management and people' Production Planning & Control 18, (8) 627-627 , DOI
2007 'Products, services and value' Production Planning & Control 18, (7) 537-537 , DOI
2006 'Best paper award' Production Planning & Control 17, (4) 333-333 , DOI
2006 'Theory and Practice' Production Planning & Control 17, (8) 755-755 , DOI
2006 'What is the role of a research journal?' Production Planning & Control 17, (5) 439-439 , DOI
2006 'What's in a name?' Production Planning & Control 17, (1) 3-3 , DOI
2005 'Best paper award' Production Planning & Control 16, (3) 241-242 , DOI
2005 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 16, (5) 425-425 , DOI
2005 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 16, (7) 633-633 , DOI
Childe SJ 2005 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 16, (1) 1-1 , DOI
2004 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 15, (3) 237-237 , DOI
Smart PA, Maull RS, Childe SJ & Radnor ZJ 2004 'Capitalizing on thematic initiatives: a framework for process-based change in SMEs' Production Planning & Control 15, (1) 2-12 , DOI
Childe SJ 2004 'Editorial Six things to manage – Operators' Production Planning & Control 15, (1) 1-1 , DOI
2004 'Inward or outward looking management?' Production Planning & Control 15, (5) 483-483 , DOI
2004 'Special issue editorial: In memory of Nelson Tang' Production Planning & Control 15, (8) 775-775 , DOI
Johansen S 2003 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 14, (3) 213-214 , DOI
Childe SJ 2003 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 14, (1) 1-2 , DOI
2003 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 14, (5) 397-398 , DOI
Childe SJ 2003 'Editorial: Six things to manage – equipment' Production Planning & Control 14, (7) 587-587 , DOI
Childe SJ, Gingele J & Miles M 2003 'Incorporating links to ISO 9001 into manufacturing process models using IDEF9000' International Journal of Production Research 41, (13) 3091-3118 , DOI
Childe SJ 2002 'A Green Future?' Production Planning & Control 13, (4) 335-335 , DOI
Gingele J, Childe S & Miles M 2002 'A modelling technique for re-engineering business processes controlled by ISO 9001' Computers in Industry 49, (3) 235-251 , DOI
Bradford J & Childe SJ 2002 'A non-linear redesign methodology for manufacturing systems in SMEs' Computers in Industry 49, (1) 9-23
2002 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 13, (3) 235-235 , DOI
Childe SJ 2002 'Guest editorial - Six things to manage - Designs' PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL 13, (6) 495-496 Author Site , DOI
Childe SJ 2002 'Six things to manage--Designs' Production Planning & Control 13, (6) 495-496 , DOI
Childe S 2002 'Untitled' PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL 13, (3) 235-235 Author Site
Childe SJ 2001 'Are we safe from salesmen?' Production Planning & Control 12, (8) 727-727 , DOI
2001 'Are you a supplier or a customer?' Production Planning & Control 12, (6) 559-559 , DOI
2001 'Are you a supplier or a customer?' Production Planning and Control 12, (6) 559-559 , DOI
2001 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 12, (4) 315-315 , DOI
2001 'Editorial' Production Planning and Control 12, (4) 315-315 , DOI
Nash Z, Childe S & Maull R 2001 'Factors affecting the implementation of process based change' International Journal of Technology Management 22, (1/2/3) 55-55 , DOI
Childe SJ 2001 'Life is tough in manufacturing!' Production Planning & Control 12, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Childe SJ 2001 'The proof of the pudding…' Production Planning & Control 12, (7) 647-647 , DOI
Childe SJ 2000 'Editorial No authors no journal' Production Planning & Control 11, (5) 421-421 , DOI
Childe SJ 2000 'Editorial: A word from the new Editor' Production Planning & Control 11, (4) 313-313 , DOI
Childe S 2000 'No readers no point' Production Planning & Control 11, (7) 627-627 , DOI
Childe SJ 2000 'No reviewers, no quality' Production Planning & Control 11, (6) 521-521 , DOI
2000 'The Team' Production Planning & Control 11, (8) 731-731 , DOI
Smart PA, Maull RS & Childe SJ 1999 'A reference model of 'operate' processes for process-based change' International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 12, (6) 471-482 , DOI
Childe SJ 1998 'The extended concept of co-operation' Production Planning & Control 9, (4) 320-327 , DOI
Maull R & Childe S 1994 'Business Process Re‐engineering' International Journal of Service Industry Management 5, (3) 26-34 , DOI
Childe SJ, Maull RS & Bennett J 1994 'FRAMEWORKS FOR UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING' International Journal of Operations and Production Management 14, (12) 22-34
MAULL RS & CHILDE SJ 1993 'A step-by-step guide to the identification of an appropriate computer-aided production management system' Production Planning & Control 4, (1) 69-76 , DOI
CHILDE SJ, MAULL RS & WEAVER AM 1993 'THE APPLICATION OF HIERARCHICAL CONTROL-SYSTEMS TO REDUCE LEAD TIMES IN ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCTION (OKP)' IFIP TRANSACTIONS B-APPLICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY 13, 517-524 Author Site
Conference Papers
Pakgohar A, Childe SJ & Zhang DZ 2013 'A DSS Solution for Integrated Automated Bidding, Subcontractor Selection and Project Scheduling' 72-85
Alexander AT & Childe SJ 2012 'A framework for the transfer of knowledge between universities and industry' 534-548 , DOI
Baban P, Zhang D, Howard M, Childe S & Lamming R 2010 'Supply chain quality management: Analysing service-based relations within a supply chain in the manufacturing environment'
Baban P, Zhang D, Howard M, Childe S & Lamming R 2010 'Supply chain quality management: Analysing service-based relations within a supply chain in the manufacturing environment to APMS-2010 doctoral workshop 09-10 October 2010, Cernobbio, Como, Italy'
Errington M & Childe SJ 2008 'Profit seeking business models for EU producer responsibility compliance' 181-190
Ijomah WL, Hammond GP, Childe SJ & McMahon CA 2005 'A robust description and tool for rernanufacturing: A resource and energy recovery strategy' 472-479
Ijomah WL, McMahon C & Childe S 2004 'Remanufacturing - a key strategy for sustainable development' 51-63
Wood CL & Childe SJ 1998 'Process re-engineering - commitment, consultants and all that stuff!' 561-567
Greswell T, Childe S & Maull R 1998 'Three manufacturing strategy archetypes - A framework for the UK aerospace industry' 53-60
Childe SJ, Smart PA & Weaver AM 1997 'The use of generic process models for process transformation' 51-60
Greswell T, Childe S, Maull R & Bennett J 1995 'Linking manufacturing strategy to process improvement' 656-660
WEAVER A, MAULL R, CHILDE S & BENNETT J 1994 'A SOFT SYSTEMS APPROACH TO MANUFACTURING REDESIGN' 50-54
MARTIN V, WHITTLE S, TRANFIELD D, SMITH S, CHILDE S, MAULL R & ENGINEERS IE 1994 'STRATEGIES FOR REGENERATING MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS - MANAGEMENT BY PERCEPTION' 461-468
OBRIEN J, CHILDE S & MAULL R 1994 'THE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER SIMULATION FOR BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY' 784-788
MAULL R, CHILDE S, WEAVER A, BENNETT J, BROWN P, OBRIEN J & HIGH S 1994 'THE ROLE OF IDEF(0) IN PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING' 90-94
CHILDE SJ, DELAPASCUA G, HALLIHAN AJ, MAULL RS & PEARCE PD 1993 'PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS IN A MAKE TO ORDER COMPANY' 1200-1200
CHILDE SJ, MAULL RS & WEAVER AM 1993 'THE APPLICATION OF HIERARCHICAL CONTROL-SYSTEMS TO REDUCE LEAD TIMES IN ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCTION (OKP)' 517-524
MAULL R, CHILDE S, HUGHES D, BENNETT J, TRANFIELD D, SMITH S & ENGINEERS IE 1992 'METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE REGENERATION OF COMPETITIVENESS IN MANUFACTURING' 12-17
MAULL RS, CHILDE SJ & HUGHES DR 1991 'A USER LED METHODOLOGY FOR THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT-SYSTEMS' 419-426
Other Publications
Childe S 1998 The strategy quest. 0 0 1152-1153